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Poster: Russ McClay Date: Jun 7, 2013 6:59am
Forum: texts Subject: How To Upload A Book and Activate the Read Online Link?

I have search the forums, read the FAQs, done Google searches, but so far I haven't found a definitive answer.

Let's say I have 10 jpeg scans. They are my book. How can I upload them so they will be made into a Read Online (BookReader) link? I have read of various xml files and setting up a zip file with a proper directory structure and file name based on the identifier id. But I don't know how to generate the xml files...I see so many books that have the Read Online link. It can't be that hard! Thanks for any tips!

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Poster: garthus1 Date: Jun 7, 2013 7:36pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: How To Upload A Book and Activate the Read Online Link?

Russ,

Convert them to PDF, use PDF Merge and create one PDF file then upload that, the Server will automatically render everything else. Irfanview can be used for the conversion, they are both Open Source and no cost and work 'very' well ... I use them

Gerry

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Poster: Russ McClay Date: Jun 7, 2013 10:00pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: How To Upload A Book and Activate the Read Online Link?

Thank you, Gerry. I already use Irfanview (great program). And I have Adobe Pro.

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Jun 7, 2013 5:04pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: How To Upload A Book and Activate the Read Online Link?

name the files sequentially. put them in a directory (folder) with a name that end with _images. zip the file and upload the _images.zip file.

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Poster: Russ McClay Date: Jun 7, 2013 8:25pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: How To Upload A Book and Activate the Read Online Link?

Awesome, thank you very much, Jeff! Just did a test and it works perfectly. Another quick question: does this file have to be uploaded on the initial creation/upload, or can the images zip file be added later?

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Jun 8, 2013 9:00am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: How To Upload A Book and Activate the Read Online Link?

it can be added after but you would need to manually start another derive task. here's how:
Edit item > change the information > Item Manager > click the "derive" button.

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Poster: Russ McClay Date: Jun 8, 2013 9:13pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: How To Upload A Book and Activate the Read Online Link?

Thanks, Jeff. Got it!